Re: WAS: Re: Economic (ignorance) Nativism and me

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 09:50:43 MST

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Mark Walker wrote:

> I didn't realize Seattle now has season variation. :)

Cloudy (normally) from Sept. through April. Bad for seasonal
affective disorder (which I may or may not have) -- hopefully
genetic testing will tell sometime soon.

> The idea would be to attempt to create better scientists in the sense
> that they come up with a better TOE. If the experiment succeeds then
> we reject the null hypothesis, > if the experiment fails then we accept
> the null hypothesis.

The point I was, perhaps unsuccessfully, trying to make is that
when the theories get to the point that you have to scratch this
universe and/or create a new one to run the experiment, the pursuit
of TOE(s) gets rather pointless precisely because you can't test them.
(I assume that even as 'gods' we don't get to create universes --
though we do get to take this one 'to the limits' (which is very very
far indeed)).

Cool though that you are doing dissertations on areas like this and
presenting them to academics less aware of the ideas.

As Max would say -- Onward!

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